resized and not de-primed?


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willymc
January 23, 2010, 07:00 PM
Please bare with me. Iíve never reloaded bottle neck cases. I was going through some reloading stuff that I was given. I found a green ammo box with 92 30-06 cases in it. I was thinking of putting it up for trade here. I noticed some marks on the side of the cases. They look like resizing marks. I checked the mouth and it looks like itís been resized also. I can easily slip a .308dia. bullet in. I thought to myself, cool these have been resized. The only thing is the used primer is still in the case. Does anyone resize bottleneck cases without de-priming?
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JimKirk
January 23, 2010, 07:12 PM
If you can easily slide a .308 bullet in it by hand, they have not been resized!

They may have been sized before and thus the marks.

It would be possible to resize a case with depriming it, but I don't know why.

Jimmy K

243winxb
January 23, 2010, 07:30 PM
30-06 I can easily slip a .308dia. bullet in. They have NOT been resized.

willymc
January 23, 2010, 07:36 PM
Thanks! From the above replies, I can assume that they have been reloaded and fired again. Right?

243winxb
January 23, 2010, 07:41 PM
The dented primer shows that they have been fired, scratches may or may not come from reloading. I dont really see any scratches. The marking in the middle could be from storage.

Floppy_D
January 23, 2010, 08:00 PM
Good picture. It appears to be a piece of brass, previously reloaded, not tumbled after loading (why the die marks are still there) and fired. As long as no case-head separation or splitting as occurred, I'd continue to reload them. Do the headstamps match?

willymc
January 23, 2010, 08:08 PM
Of the 92 in the MTM 100 round flip top box, 83 are R-P and 9 are FC. I haven't gotten into bottle neck cartridge reloading. Not sure that I will. My .380 auto, 9mm, .38, and
.357 keep me busy.

gearheadpyro
January 24, 2010, 12:36 PM
Another possibility is the body was resized using a Redding Body Die. That will not resize the neck or punch out the primer, but it will leave marks on the body like it has been resized.

If I loaded those cases I'd probably run them through a sizing die just to be sure of it though.

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